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Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, Utah

I am a vertebrate paleontologist who grew up in Oklahoma and Arkansas. I am the lead park paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument, and I am interested in the the late Jurassic Morrison Formation, as well as the later Cretaceous Mesa Verde Group and early-mid Cretaceous Ornithomimids of North America. I work all around the Colorado Plateau and enjoy traveling and field work.

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Recent publications and articles. 

Hunt-Foster, ReBecca K. 2024. Discovery, preservation, and protection of notable paleontological resources from Dinosaur National Monument, Utah and Colorado. Parks Stewardship Forum, 40(1).

Lessner, J., Corrine Cranor, ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster, and Casey M. Holliday. 2023. Endocranial anatomy of Allosaurus supports neural trends among non-avian theropod dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2023.2236161

Hunt-Foster, ReBecca, James Kirkland, and Mark Loewen (editors). 2023. Special Issue: 14th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota. The Anatomical Record 306(S1): 3-276.

Brand, Nikolas A., Andrew B. Heckert, Israel Sanchez, John R. Foster, ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster, Jaelyn J. Eberle. 2022. New Late Cretaceous microvertebrate assemblage from the Campanian–Maastrichtian Williams Fork Formation, northwestern Colorado, USA, and its paleoenvironmental implications. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. doi:

Kirkland, James, John Foster, Don DeBlieux, and ReBecca Hunt-Foster. 2022. New discoveries of Morrison Formation plant fossils expand our knowledge of Jurassic Ecosystems. Utah Geological Survey, Survey Notes.

Hunt-Foster, ReBecca K. Fantastic Camarasauruses (from Dinosaur National Monument) and Where to Find Them. Series: Park Paleontology News - Vol. 13, No. 2,


Hunt-Foster, ReBecca K. and Matthew Smith. 2020. Preventative Conservation of an Allosaurus skull from Dinosaur National Monument. Series: Park Paleontology News - Vol. 12, No. 1,

Suarez, Celina A., Joseph Frederickson, Richard L. Cifelli, Jeffrey G. Pittman, Randall L. Nydam, ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster, and Kirsty Morgan. 2021. A newly described vertebrate fauna from the Lower Cretaceous Holly Creek Formation of the Trinity Group, southwest Arkansas, USA. PeerJ 9:e12242.


Lockley, Martin G., Brent H. Breithaupt, Neffra A. Matthews, Kenichiro Shibata, and ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster. 2021. A preliminary report on an early Jurassic Eubrontes-dominated tracksite in the Navajo Sandstone Formation at the Mail Station Dinosaur Tracksite, San Juan County, Utah. Fossil Record 7. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 82: 195-208 [link]


Foster, John R., Darrin C. Pagnac, and ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster. 2020. An unusually diverse northern biota from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), Black Hills, Wyoming: Geology of the Intermountain West, v. 7, p. 29–67, pp29–67.


Kirkland, James I., Don D. DeBlieux, ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster, John R. Foster, Kelli C. Trujillo, and E. Finzel. 2020. The Morrison Formation and its Bounding Strata on the Western Side of the Blanding Basin, San Juan County, Utah. Geology of the Intermountain West, v. 7: 137–195, 3 appendices, pp137–195.

Hunt, ReBecca K. and James Quinn. 2018. A new, primitive ornithomimosaur from the Early Cretaceous of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 38(1): DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1421209




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